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May 25th, 2009

The New Computing Pioneers

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Yet the rapid creation of life sciences data keeps pointing to the use of cloud computing, and this is especially true in the area of genomics research. Advances in nanoscale and microfluidic chemistry now allow DNA to be monitored on tiny beads by photographic sensors that, according to Chris Dagdigian, principal consultant for the BioTeam, generate TIFF images in collections of up to 800 gigabytes. "This creates a massive data-capture and handling problem," he says. "We are now in an era where instruments that are showing up in very small wet laboratories are capable of producing a terabyte or more of data in a day."

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